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Rwandans urged to uphold national values

Rwandans should uphold national norms and values for the development of the country. Francis Kaboneka, the Minister for Local Governance, made the remarks on Monday in Kigali while opening a two-day national meeting organised by National Itorero Commission and Intore trainers. Kaboneka said...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

Teachers, students urge REB to support school debate

School administrators and students have called on the Rwanda Education Board (REB) to support debating in schools to enhance education standards in the country. In separate interviews with The New Times, teachers said the fruits of school debates are enormous. “Debates are a way of proving...

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Calls for Kinyarwanda signage in public institutions

Many have decried the lack of signposts in Kinyarwanda at hospitals and public institutions, saying that it was a major hindrance to their ability to easily access services.  The majority of signposts in public institutions are in English and French. Visitors to Kigali hospitals revealed to...

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

FARG renovates Kinyinya Genocide survivors' homes

Genocide survivors in Gasharu Cell, Kinyinya Sector have expressed relief following the renovation of twenty houses that were close to collapse by FARG (Genocide Survivors Assistance Fund). According to the occupants, the houses had been poorly constructed in the first place. In addition to the...

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

IPAR staff pay tribute to Genocide victims

Staff of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) Friday visited Kigali Memorial Centre at Gisozi to pay tribute to the Genocide victims who are interred there.  Speaking after laying wreaths on the grave of Genocide victims, Eugenia Kayitesi, the executive director of IPAR, noted...

Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:00 AM

Schools urge government to expedite feeding support

Schools under the 12-Year Basic Education (12YBE) programme have appealed to government to expedite the disbursement of money to support the feeding of students from vulnerable families.  Following the introduction of 12YBE, in which classes are offered for free, the National Leadership...

Friday, May 8, 2015, 12:00 AM

Burundian refugees advised to sell off livestock

The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) is advising Burundian refugees who fled with their livestock to sell off the animals amidst concerns over vaccines and pasture. More than 24,000 Burundian refugees crossed into Rwanda over the last one month, fleeing from political instability linked to...

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:00 AM

Education board, NIDA keep students on their toes over IDs

Students have appealed to Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the National Identification Agency (NIDA) to stop frustrating them over issues that can be sorted if the two institutions worked closely together. This follows a mix-up in registration process that has seen scores of students camp at REB...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:00 AM

Are parents’ forums winning the battle against domestic violence?

Parents’ forums, locally known as Akagoroba Kababyeyi, are the latest home grown solution for solving domestic conflicts. Locals say the forums have done much to address family wrangles and curb domestic violence. When Lydia Nyirandahimana had a serious misunderstanding with her husband,...

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

Deloitte pays tribute to Genocide victims

As Rwandans commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, members of Deloitte, a world renowned consultancy firm, Friday, visited Nyanza Memorial site in Kicukiro to pay tribute to the 11,000 men, women and children buried there.  The visit was marked by a minute of silence and the...

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Anti-genocide clubs 'key to fighting Genocide ideology'

The ‘Never Again’ or anti-genocide clubs have been instrumental in fighting Genocide ideology in schools, according to teachers. A survey conducted in 2006 by a parliamentary commission indicated that 13 per cent of all schools in Rwanda had the problem of Genocide ideology. The...

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

Mining association gets new leaders

The Rwanda Mining Association (RMA) has elected new leaders. The elections were conducted during the association’s General Assembly, on Thursday, in Kigali. Those elected include the president, two vice-presidents, accountant, secretary, auditors and counsellor. They will serve a three-year...

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 AM

New potato varieties to fight malnutrition

A new nutritious sweet potato breed has been rolled out in selected districts in the country to help in the fight against mulnutrition. The breed has been introduced by Scaling Up Sweet potato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (Sustain) project in partnership with Rwanda Agriculture Board (Rab)....

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 12:00 AM

350 city youth leaders begin Itorero

The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rosemary Mbabazi, has urged youth representatives from Kigali to inculcate into those they represent the culture of hard work for the development of the country. Mbabazi, who was on Sunday presiding over the launch of a civic education camp...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 12:00 AM

Fire guts Kigali Luxury Hotel

Fire gutted the three-storey Luxury Hotel in Kimironko, Kigali yesterday, destroying property worth millions. The fire started at 1:45 pm seriously destroying the hotel’s upper part. The management of the hotel said the fire might have been started by a short-circuit, with the exact cause still...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

Students camp at Reb over withheld results

Scores of students whose results were withheld by the Rwanda Education Board (Reb) have since Tuesday been visiting the examinations board offices to demand their results. There was a visible desperation among students, parents and some head teachers from different places that this paper found at...

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

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